Statistics in the United Kingdom, 1939–45

@inproceedings{Barnard1985StatisticsIT,
  title={Statistics in the United Kingdom, 1939–45},
  author={G. Barnard and R. Plackett},
  year={1985}
}
During the period between the two world wars, the scope of statistical methods was extended, and the foundations of modern statistical theory were laid. Statistics in Britain continued a gradual process of change. When war came, the pace of change increased. The official statistics were reformed by the creation of a central department. Statistical problems arose in different aspects of the war effort, and statistical advice was widely sought. Many young people were trained to join the few with… Expand
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